ROME, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright, director and political activist Dario Fo, an acclaimed satirist who poked a finger in the eye of the church and state, has died aged 90, officials said on Thursday.
Famous for his cutting political satire in plays such as ‘The Accidental Death of an Anarchist’, Fo won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997.
The folk singer is the first American to win the prize in more than two decades. In so doing, he becomes the 113th person to win the illustrious prize for lifetime literary achievement.
The Italian playwright, activist, self-styled jester, winner of the 1997 Nobel Prize for Literature, died today, aged 90. He loved to sing. Watch here. And here: Like all the best satirists, he was his own first target.
Italian playwright Dario Fo, whose energetic mocking of Italian political life, social mores and religion won him the Nobel Prize for Literature, died Thursday, a Milan hospital official said. He was 90. Fo died Thursday morning in...